Meet CHEAD’s new Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity

September 5, 2023

CHEAD has appointed Sophie Amono as CHEAD’s new Director of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity. Sophie will take up the role from September 2023 for an initial eight-month fixed term contract to support CHEAD in the dynamic leadership in the area of CHEAD’s strategic priority of Equity, Diversity and Inclusivity.

Sophie will lead on formulating an EDI Strategy and support the CHEAD EDI working group and the delivery of the CHEAD EDI Alliance.

Sophie comes with a wealth of experience in strategic and meaningful EDI senior leadership and has worked with a range of arts, member led, not for profit, charity, and corporate organisations; most recently Scottish Opera and the British Interactive Media Association. Sophie is also currently undertaking an MA at the University of Arts, London.

Professor David McGravie, Chair of CHEAD said:

“We are delighted to welcome Sophie Amono to CHEAD. Her track record in EDI leadership will be invaluable as we strengthen our capacity and support for members in this strategic area. CHEAD is committed to meaningful, radical change and Sophie’s appointment is crucial in helping us to achieve that ”.

Sophie Amono said:

“I am thrilled to be joining CHEAD at a time when regional, national and global art and design education is central to helping the world meet the modern challenges and inequalities that stem across a far-reaching scope. The work that CHEAD does is vital in advocating for this importance and my vision for CHEAD is focused on ensuring our strategic and operational priorities are centred on compassionate, intersectional and radical EDI action”.

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